100 Scope Notes
August 26, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Today I premiere the trailer for the latest book in the trilogy, Friends Forever. Coming out August 31st the book takes place when Shannon was in 8th grade and all the awfulness (and wonder) of middle school proceeds.
March 23, 2021 by Betsy Bird
Are you ready for the cute? Are you ready for the kitty? Are you ready for the unicorn? Then sit right here with me while I ask Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham about their latest collaboration.
December 15, 2020 by Betsy Bird
I have the infinite pleasure of interviewing Ms. LeUyen Pham about her latest authored/illustrated picture book Outside, Inside, as well as premiering its trailer.
May 23, 2019 by Betsy Bird
"It's almost as if he grew a tree in a garden and didn't allow any of the leaves to grow on it at all, it's just the bare bones of a tree, and asked me to come in and decorate the tree. But without that strength of that tree, nothing would hold up on it." LeUyen Pham and Victoria Stapleton talk about the fabulous picture book Bear Came Along.
June 6, 2017 by Betsy Bird
Real Friends By Shannon Hale Artwork by LeUyen Pham Color by Jane Poole First Second (an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan) $12.99 ISBN: 978-1-62672-785-4 Ages 9-12 On shelves now. The autobiography assignment. I don’t pretend to know precisely why teachers give it out or what they hope child readers will get out of it. […]
January 21, 2013 by Betsy Bird
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdős By Deborah Heiligman Illustrated by LeUyen Pham Roaring Brook (an imprint of Macmillan) ISBN: 978-1-59643-307-6 Ages 6 and up On shelves June 25th Make a beeline for your local library’s children’s biography section and learn firsthand the shocking truth about picture book bios of […]
March 9, 2012 by Betsy Bird
A Stick Is an Excellent Thing By Marilyn Singer Illustrated by LeUyen Pham Clarion Books (a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-547-12493-3 Ages 4-8 On shelves now If the helicopter parents don’t smother `em then the death of recess by test-minded schools will. Kids today have a heck of a time playing like they used […]
June 30, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Things that I love: Blogging. My baby girl. Seattle. Two of those three things will be coming together on September 16th and 17th. That’s when the 5th (five already?) annual Kidlitcon will occur! It’s looking like a remarkable line-up as well with special keynote speaker YA author Scott Westerfeld and great presentations, as per usual. […]
January 18, 2011 by Betsy Bird
Manners Mash-Up: A Goofy Guide to Good Behavior By: Tedd Arnold, Joe Berger, Sophie Blackall, Henry Cole, Frank Morrison, Lynn Munsinger, Tao Nyeu, LeUyen Pham, Adam Rex, Peter H. Reynolds, Dan Santat, Judy Schachner, Bob Shea, and Kevin Sherry Dial Books for Young Readers (an imprint of Penguin) $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-8037-3480-7 Ages 4-8 On shelves […]
July 28, 2008 by Betsy Bird
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things By Lenore Look Illustrated by LeUyen Pham Schwartz & Wade (imprint of Random House) $15.99 ISBN: 978- 0375839146 Ages 4-8 On shelves now Some people follow sports teams. Others follow the rise and fall of various celebrities. Children’s librarians, in contrast, are fans of children’s […]
100 Scope Notes
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